Assessing the Collection
We identified a specialist with expert knowledge in the collection’s field to support us work sensitively with the owners to understand the magnitude of the collection and their vision for how the collection might be shared with the public.
Best Practice Research
To support the client’s understand best practices, along with issues associated with the development and operation of a museum, we undertook detailed research into other similar museums in Australia and internationally. We also completed case studies into other similar-scale museums and other tourism attractions governed and/or operated by local governments to identify opportunities and pitfalls.
Site Analysis & Design Development
We completed an analysis of three potential sites, identifying a preferred option. In collaboration with our preferred architectural practice, we prepared indicative designs, along with high-level development and operational costs.
Governance and Operational Guidance
We laid out a range of governance and operational models to support the local government identify how they would want to approach the operation of the facility if it were to proceed.